Ghost Recon Breakpoint & Asgard's Wrath Get NVIDIA's GeForce Game Ready Driver Treatment

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅02.10.2019 21:52:52

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Breakpoint launches worldwide on October 4th and NVIDIA are as ever fully prepared with a Game Ready driver update for this major new release. The GeForce 436.48 WHQL Game Ready Driver features optimisations for Ubisoft's new triple-A shooter (much needed optimisations if reviews and Early Access impressions are anything to go by), in additional to day-1 support for upcoming Oculus-exclusive Virtual Reality title Asgard's Wrath and the new HTC VIVE Cosmos HMD.

Game Ready GPU drivers are a key pillar of NVIDIA's GeForce product strategy, ensuring that gamers who have laid out the not inconsiderable sums required for a triple-A title have the best possible day-1 experience in terms of both stability and frame rates. It is however rare for them to treat even major VR titles with similar concern; with the VIVE Cosmos just around the corner, now was probably an opportune time - even if the game is exclusive to a rival platform.

The VIVE Cosmos should be the first HMD to support VirtualLink, an open standard connector that's currently exclusive to a selection of GeForce RTX hardware. NVIDIA getting all their ducks in a row so the feature doesn't seem like such a white elephant must have been a priority.

HTC's VIVE Cosmos

Alongside these optimisations are fixes to previous known issues including the crashes caused by opening GeForce Experience and Ansel overlays when running a title using the Vulkan API. A handful of new issues also have been identified and are on NVIDIA's bug-quashing schedule.

The drivers can be downloaded as usual by navigating to and selecting that package suitable for your hardware and software configuration. NVIDIA GeForce drivers are compatible with 64-bit versions of Windows 7 and 10, and support GPUs as far back as the GTX 600-series (Kepler).

Release Notes

What’s New in Version 436.48 WHQL

Game Ready Drivers provide the best possible gaming experience for all major new releases, including Virtual Reality games. Prior to a new title launching, our driver team is working up until the last minute to ensure every performance tweak and bug fix is included for the best gameplay on day-1.

Game Ready

Provides increased performance and the optimal gaming experience for Tom Clancyʹs Ghost Recon Breakpoint and Asgardʹs Wrath.

Gaming Technology

Adds support for the HTC VIVE Cosmos VR HMD.

Software Module Versions

• nView - 149.77
• HD Audio Driver -
• NVIDIA PhysX System Software - 9.19.0218
• GeForce Experience -
• CUDA - 10.1
• Standard NVIDIA Control Panel - 8.1.940.0
• DCH NVIDIA Control Panel - 8.1.956.0

Changes and Fixed Issues in Version 436.48

The following sections list the important changes and the most common issues resolved in this version. This list is only a subset of the total number of changes made in this driver version. The NVIDIA bug number is provided for reference.

Fixed Issues in this Release

[UBOAT]: The game crashes due to memory allocation issues when launching Sandbox mode from the main menu. [2694301]
[Tom Clancyʹs The Division II]: The game may crash when played in DirectX 12 mode. [200406322]
[Vulkan-based games]: Error message appears in the game when invoking GeForce Experience Freestyle or Ansel using the hot keys. [200549987]
[Tradesmen OS3DE]: Some objects are missing in the game. [2691363]
[Cinema4D]: Brushes produce a ghosting effect. [2633267]

Open Issues in Version 436.48 WHQL

As with every released driver, version 436.48 WHQL of the Release 435 driver has open issues and enhancement requests associated with it. This section includes lists of issues that are either not fixed or not implemented in this version. Some problems listed may not have been thoroughly investigated and, in fact, may not be NVIDIA issues. Others may have workaround solutions.

For notebook computers, issues can be system-specific and may not be seen on your particular notebook.

Windows 10 Issues

[PowerDVD]: Blu-ray disks might not play using PowerDVD. [200555216]
[FIFA 19/FIFA 20]: The game may crash to the desktop. [2690624/2713659]
[Shadow of the Tomb Raider]: Random crashes to the desktop occur when the game is played in DirectX 12 mode. [200549489]
[Star Wars: Battlefront II]: Random crashes to the desktop occur. [200550245]
[Apex Legends]: Random flickering occur on the screen. [2709770]

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